George B. Storer Foundation: Grants for Early Childhood Education

OVERVIEW: The George B. Storer Foundation supports early childhood education, Wyoming landscapes and communities and conservation economics. 

IP TAKE: The George B. Storer's early childhood education program invests in teacher development, the sharing of best practices and "the use of place as an integrating context for learning." This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals. 

PROFILE: George B. Storer Foundation seeks to “promote an ecologically rich and economically prosperous future for current and future generations.” Based in Jackson, Wyoming, the foundation honors the memory of its namesake, a 20th-century businessman and radio and television broadcasting pioneer. The foundation funds early childhood education, Wyoming landscapes and communities and conservation economics

The foundation's early childhood education program aims to integrate "developmentally appropriate, natural and imaginative learning opportunities into the fabric of early childhood education." It supports projects that improve teacher quality, facilitate the sharing of best practices, and use place as an integrating context for learning. Past grantees include the Tiny Trees preschool program, which operates several outdoor preschools in public parks in the Seattle, Washington area, and the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University, a community outreach program that helps communities "create stimulating places for play, learning and education." 

The George B. Storer Foundation supports organizations of all sizes in the U.S., provided that programs are closely aligned with the foundation's funding initiatives. The foundation's grantees in action page offers brief videos that illustrate the work of recent grantees. 

This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals. General inquiries may be made via the foundation's contact page.

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